review: Fresh Girl

review: Fresh Girl author: Jaïra Placide publisher: Wally Lamb Books, 2002 main character: Mardi Desravines   While reading Fresh Girl, I couldn’t help but remember Uma Krishnaswami’s musings on trends in YA books set in countries other than the US, although this book is set in the US. Placide was actually born and raised in… Read More review: Fresh Girl

In Memory: Effie Lee Morris

Children’s Champion Effie Lee Morris Dies Effie Lee Morris, 88, children’s librarian extraordinaire and advocate for children’s literature and library service to youngsters with impaired vision, died of cancer November 10 at her home in San Francisco. Calling Morris the “Grand Dame of children’s librarianship,” Andrew P. Jackson, former president of the Black Caucus of… Read More In Memory: Effie Lee Morris